Welcome to the SPH Writing & Career Services office, a resource for School of Public Health current students and alumni to improve their writing and develop their career narrative.
Here you can read an FAQ to find out what kinds of help we offer, make an appointment using our webform (see below) or check out this month's Workshop schedule. You’ll also get our recommendations for career websites, helpful articles, and other good sources of information – because not everything on the Internet is created equal, and sorting out the bad from the good can be a full-time job.
Workshops, Seminars and Roundtables:
We've got some great stuff planned for May -- special content to help prepare our soon-to-graduate second-year MPHs, MBAs, MHAs, and doctoral students.
Public Speaking Workshop -- Friday, May 24!
One of the best tools you can have in your toolbelt as a Public Health Practitioner is the ability to speak easily and confidently in a variety of settings. Whether it's hosting a work meeting, presenting at a conference, or leading a community town hall, public speaking can take a variety of forms, and mastering these techniques now will reap big benefits later on: they can even help you stay focused and steady during a job interview.
Newflash! We've got a Bright Shiny New "Don't Fear the Career" podcast episode featuring Anthony, Katie and An, sharing their insights about getting the most out of grad school. Check it out wherever you get your podcasts! Except for Podbean! Because we're not on that one!
Below is a list of other features and resources we've developed just for our students:
Molly’s Bookshelf: Within our office at 1521 there lurks a solid library of well-regarded books on career and writing topics that you can reserve and take out for a test-drive. More books are added regularly, and we’re always taking requests for new books – and book reviewers!
Read2Write: One of the surest ways to improve your own writing is by reading the work of great writers, and I don’t just mean Moby Dick or Crime and Punishment or all those books you were told to read in undergrad. Yes, those are great books and you should definitely try to get to them one day (if you haven’t already), but who has the time? For now, I recommend great pieces of longform journalism from the best publications in the country: The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, and others. A Read2Write exercise both introduces you to amazing writing -- and writers! -- and shows you how to get the most out of it, and to take from these wonderful writers the tools you need to grow in your own writing journey.